Located in the lunar-like Arava Valley in the south of the Negev Desert in Israel, Six Senses Shaharut will open in August. The property aims to bring guests in balance with nature and its elements so they can enjoy traditional desert hospitality and rich Nabataean history delivered with eco-conscious care and attention.
There are 60 suites and villas spread across the expansive desert landscape along with a signature spa. On site, the Earth Lab showcases the resort’s approach to sustainability and the circular economy, camel stables, lush gardens, and open-air amphitheater. The Six Senses Spa offers six treatment rooms, variety of wellness programs, Alchemy Bar for mixing botanicals and Visiting Practitioners specializing in Chinese medicine, osteopathy, energy healing, and more. There are also two pools including a freshwater infinity pool with desert views and a bar serving juices.
The modern reinterpretation of nomadic structures is reminiscent of the Nabataean community that occupied the area over 2,000 years ago and introduces architecture that blends seamlessly with the desert environment. The interior design draws inspiration from patterns and textures lining the ancient Incense Route, which stretched from the Mediterranean across the Levant to India and beyond. Inside, the furniture and fittings have been sourced from local artisans to complement the unique weathered rock formations and use natural stone, wood, and copper. The interior doors are custom made from reclaimed teak, which was rescued from disused boats, houses, and footbridges. Over 200 years old, each piece has its own secret to tell.
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